Skip to comments.(CA)Bill to extend 'open carry' law to unloaded rifles sent to Brown
Posted on 08/30/2012 2:47:50 AM PDT by marktwain
Open display of unloaded rifles in public would be banned in California under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown today.
Assembly Bill 1527 cleared the Legislature when the Assembly concurred in amendments, 43-30.
The measure extends an existing "open carry" law that applies to handguns. AB 1527 would not bar possession in unincorporated areas or at a private business, on private property, and or to the carrying of an unloaded rifle in a vehicle's rack.
Some gun-owning Californians have encouraged open display of firearms in recent years as evidence of their constitutional right to bear arms and as a protest against government gun-control laws.
AB 1527 was proposed by Assemblymen Anthony Portantino of La Cañada Flintridge and Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, both Democrats.
Proponents paint the measure as a benefit to public safety, saying the open carry of a firearm creates alarm among bystanders and sparks emergency calls to police officers, who arrive at the scene not knowing if the gun is loaded. Responses can be dangerous to the gun owner or to passers-by, supporters say.
"Frankly, there is no place for an unloaded shotgun on Main Street, California," Portantino said.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, argued against hampering law-abiding Californians who want to peacefully exercise their constitutional right to assemble and to protest by carrying an unloaded rifle in public.
"Do not criminalize more Americans because they believe in the Second Amendment," Donnelly said.
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I pray to God I never have to even visit that state much less live there.
We lived there for about 3 years and came back to Wyoming in 1967.
I visited Yellowstone last summer and we wound our way back east going south on 89 out of the park and come down through the Great Divide Basin to catch I80 east. That is some seriously desolate country. An easterner unawares could be in a world of hurt even in good weather if stranded there. Much respect.
The CalGuns Foundation is suing the state of Kalifornia over many isues relating to the 2nd Amendment and the abridgements of same by the Kalifornia legislature.
Please donate! What happens in California soon comes to the rest of the country.
One of the reasons I left Mexicalifornistan.
What happens in California soon comes to the rest of the
country libtard states.
Please don't count states like AZ, AK, WY, TX, among other as following CA.
Isn't it about time for the tar and feathers?
It is sort of perversely fascinating to watch this state descend in its death-spiral.
At this late stage, with it's myriad of problems (of which this is just one), I don't see any good ending for California. Seeing the approaching cliff, that state's 'leaders' only step harder on the accelerator.
Not so quick. The weather's great and the terrain is beautiful. After communism fails and it returns to some sort of primeval state, it might be a good place for smart people (conservatives) to colonize.
And of course state actors and even those with the glow of having been state actors at one time get BETTER treatment than those who pay their salaries and pensions, rather than WORSE treatment as they should have logically assumed when they took the job. D'oh!
Oh, to hell with the weather and the scenery. I'm so tired of that refrain. I'd rather live in a desert with my freedoms intact.
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After the flames die down, it can be resettled.
This Brown guy must be dangerous if the legislature is so worried about unloaded rifles sent just to him.
“There is no place for an unloaded shotgun in (downtown) California,...”
The shotgun needs to be LOADED! Been to the liberal decimated CA cities recently?
They expect The Won to come through and build a federal bridge to utopia (with your tax dollars) at the last minute.
Their thought is: If GM is too big to fail, California is way to big to fail!
Of that, good sir, I have no doubt.
However, seeing as the FedGov is just as broke as Kali is, I have a feeling that these unwashed hordes are in for a very big disappointment.